IN THE NEWS
For 3 consecutive years, Arlington has been recognized as having the 4th "best park system in the country" according to The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group whose website states their mission is “to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.” Washington, D.C. is also in the top five.
If you want to learn more about carbon reduction techniques and the Arlington Green Building Incentive Program, be sure to virtually attend the Zero Carbon Energy workshop with Kenny Hewitt, The Shooshan Company's Construction Manager, as well as speakers from SWA and Building Electrification Initiative. Register at https://bit.ly/2yO7AZL.
If you are searching for ways to give during the current crisis, be sure to visit the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for a list of Arlington Nonprofit Organizations & Associations to help at https://web.arlingtonchamber.org/Nonprofit-Organizations-Associations.
Arlington Economic Development (AED) is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places.
Due to the current situation, the Cherry Blossom Festival has been canceled. While staying at home is encouraged, it is also encouraged to go for walks as a family. For this, Walk Arlington has created a self-guided walking tour of Arlington cherry blossoms in the neighborhoods of Ballston and Cherrydale.
The Arlington Transportation Partners recently released their list of "Commercial Champions" for 2019 which, as the website states, "provides community recognition and rewards to businesses, multi-family residential communities, commercial properties and schools in Arlington County."
From their website: "Arlington's Car-Free Diet is the easy, fun way to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home – choosing instead to ride transit, bike, walk, car/vanpool or telework – you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment."